This marvelous building in Renaissance style was commissioned by Ferdinando Orsini, Duke of Gravina, and was built between 1513 and 1549 by Gabriele D'Angelo. This work continued under the direction of Giovan Francesco Di Palma, but following several interruptions was completed only towards the end of the 18th Century. In fact, the end of the 18th Century saw the building of the magnificent entrance. The interior is decorated with frescos signed by famous artists such as Francesco de Mura and Giuseppe Bonito. The stately facade is decorated with eight niches containing the busts of members of the Orsini family; these sculptures are 19th-century copies of originals performed by Vittore Ghiberti in the 16th Century. Since 1936, the building has been home to the University's Department of Architecture.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
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- Nearest Train: Metro Line 1, Piazza Dante Stop